About Us



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    Chris Freelance

    Academic Specialist


    Chris is a zoologist who completed his degrees in the former Department of Zoology at The University of Melbourne. His research background includes the development and refinement of techniques in invertebrate histology and microscopy. Chris provides researcher consultation services, holds researcher training and engagement events and supports the strategic development of Platform capabilities.

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    Laura Leone

    Laboratory Coordinator


    Laura has extensive experience in diagnostic and research histology. She has worked at The University of Melbourne for over a decade where she has encountered a range of samples ranging from brains and livers to leaves, sea anemones and grasshopper eggs!

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    Lisa Foster

    Histology Technical Officer


    Lisa completed a Bachelor of Arts/Science with Honours in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at The University of Melbourne. With a research background, she enjoys assisting clients with their histological techniques and integrating her knowledge and expertise into a variety of projects.

Contact us

E214 – 216, Level 2 East, Medical Building (181)
The University of Melbourne
Parkville VIC 3010
+61 3 8344 5752